In the News Friday, December 20, 2019 This week, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency proposed reapproving atrazine – a hormone-disrupting weedkiller linked to birth defects and cancer in people. The proposal weakens safeguards for children’s health and the environment, allowing 50 percent more atrazine to end up in U.S. waterways.Continue Reading

Plan Would Also Allow 50 Percent More Atrazine in Rivers, Streams For Immediate Release:  Thursday, December 12, 2019 WASHINGTON – The Trump administration today proposed reapproving the pesticide atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting hormone that castrates frogs and is linked to birth defects and cancer in people. It has been banned orContinue Reading

Defense Bill Fails To Address PFAS Pollution at Oregon Military Bases Tuesday, December 17, 2019 WASHINGTON – A defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water sources and clean up legacyContinue Reading

In the News Congressional sources say key provisions to reduce discharges and clean up the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are likely to be scrapped from the final national defense spending bill. “Congress may once again fail to protect us from toxic PFAS chemicals,” said EWG Senior VP for Government AffairsContinue Reading

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 WASHINGTON – Environmental Working Group today published a map of 305 military installations that used the firefighting foams made with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, which have likely contaminated drinking water or ground water on or around the bases. These are sitesContinue Reading

EWG: ‘The scariest Trump appointee you’ve never heard of’ For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Trump is considering nominating a former top chemical industry executive, who at the Environmental Protection Agency has led the rollback of important chemical safety regulations, to lead the Consumer Product SafetyContinue Reading